North Kent Service Center Employees Present $1,000 To Nonprofit

       North Kent Service Center Employees Present $1,000 To Nonprofit

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JACKSON, Mich., Dec. 5, 2012

JACKSON, Mich., Dec. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Employees at the North Kent
Service Center in Sparta today presented a $1,000 grant from the Consumers
Energy Foundation to the Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank.

North Kent employees earned the chance to select a local nonprofit
organization to receive a foundation grant because they were finalists in
Consumers Energy's companywide "Ethics in Action" awards program. The program
recognizes employees who display the highest commitment to compliance and
ethical standards.

North Kent management and Consumers Energy senior executives presented the
$1,000 check to Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank chief executive
officer Kenneth Estelle at a ceremony at the service center.

"We believe giving back is a major component of what it means to be a highly
ethical company," said David Mengebier, chief compliance officer for Consumers
Energy and its parent company, CMS Energy. "That's why this connection between
our internal dedication to compliance and ethics and our external
philanthropic efforts is so unique and meaningful."

In addition to North Kent, Consumers Energy honored the Macomb Service Center
(Clinton Twp.) as a finalist. The Five Channels Hydroelectric Dam near Mio won
the grand prize, and nine individual employees also were recognized.

"It's critical to recognize employees whose decisions help promote a strong
culture of ethics and compliance," Mengebier said. "Their courage and
integrity embody the values that have served our company well for the past 125

Consumers Energy, the principal subsidiary of CMS Energy (NYSE:CMS), provides
natural gas and electricity to 6.8 million of Michigan's 10 million residents
in all 68 Lower Peninsula counties.

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